[Sector Edition] What’s Hot, What’s Not: Thematics Hot, Bonds Not

Fri 07 Jan 2022

By Ben Debney

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What's Hot What's Not



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What’s Hot

  • A duo of thematic sectors, Healthcare and Infrastructure. Relatively small sectors –

just 15 and 16 funds (greater than £50m) respectively.

  • Following declines in three successive months, Latin America is up nearly 4%.
  • UK Smaller Companies have bounced back from a dip in November.
  • Global Equity Income makes up the remaining top place, up 3.94%.

What’s Not

  • The greater likelihood of earlier interest rate rises has hurt bonds.
  • A pair of European bond sectors feature.
  • The two UK Gilts sectors have tailed off after some gains in October and November, most notably UK Index Linked Gilts sector which is down 5.76%.
  • China has had a tough month but also a tough year, down more than 3% over the former and down 15% over the latter.


What’s Hot


Last Month Performance %

IA Healthcare


IA Global Equity Income


IA Latin America


IA UK Smaller Companies


IA Infrastructure



What’s Not


Last Month Performance %

IA UK Index Linked Gilts


IA China/Greater China


IA EUR Government Bond


IA UK Gilts


IA EUR Mixed Bond



Sector performance 01/12/2021 – 31/12/2021. No size filter applied. All Investment Association sectors considered.


This blog is simply to highlight short term trends. These are not recommendations.


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